The Top Restaurants Near The Duomo In Milan, Italy

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Sophie Muscat

The Duomo is situated in central Milan, the capital of Lombardy in northern Italy. This densely populated community is known for its riches both visually and economically. Here are the 10 best restaurants near the Duomo.

Galleria Restaurant & Pizza

This restaurant and pizzeria is found in the historic center under the arches of the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II. The place is just a stone’s throw away from the Duomo. It is a prestigious gem with elegance and style. Their specialty is Italian food including typical dishes and oven-baked pizza served during lunch or dinner. It’s even a great stop to just drop in for a coffee midway through city sightseeing. The strategic position gives this restaurant class and yet a genuine Milanese feel to the atmosphere.

La Locanda del Gatto Rosso

This must-try restaurant, run by the family Loiacono, is known among the locals and has a distinctly rustic feel. It is in a small side street very close to the Duomo and bustling with life. The homemade pasta, bread and cakes come with a very well-equipped wine list. It is affordable upscale dining with a local twist. Their entrees include raw fish, shrimp or squid sautéed with onions. All their products are genuine Italian products, known as DOC products for wine. The pride of the menu is the dessert section, giving the meal a fantastic ending.

Obica Mozzarella Bar – Duomo

This branch of the international Italian chain of mozzarella-specializing restaurants is situated in central Milan beside another three Italian venues. The mozzarella is what they call mozzarella di bufala campana, meaning mozzarella cheese of the highest quality. Their products are handmade and made on site. Their pizza dough is slow-rise dough giving it that extra crunch in comparison to the soft and milky mozzarella cheese. Their wine collection is all local. It ranges from wines from the top of the boot-shaped country down to drinks from the heel and toe of it.

Maio Restaurant­­­

The setting of this sleek restaurant is warm and charming yet modern and efficient with an American and French bistro. The food is 100 percent Italian though. Modern dishes are created based on the old traditional ways. Innovation plays a large part behind the see-through glass of Maio’s kitchen. The chef is known for his ways and unusual yet tasteful food and taste combinations. As for wines, the cellar is packed to the top with international wines. There is also a select collection of local Italian wines from vineyards all over Italy.

Enoteca Duomo 21

This bar and restaurant has more than 7000 bottles of wine in stock and ready to choose from. They are all organized by region or variety (all Italian of course). To match this unimaginable wine selection in the Enoteca, you can also find a menu based upon seasonal produce along with traditional cooking techniques. The atmosphere is alive and bright. This is a great combination with the lighting and decor of the place.

Ristorante Valentino Legend

The aim of this restaurant is to make their guests welcome and feel at home while still enjoying a panoramic view of the Duomo. The flavors and aromas of their dishes are exquisite and refined. They are all made with fresh and local produce. The chef has years of experience and always delivers a piece of culinary art. The tastes so special they satisfy even the most demanding of palates. The chef Salvatore Margiotta takes pride in his work, working with flavors from his hometown of Milan. This is the Valentino Legend.

Mio

This centrally located restaurant overlooks the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II and is super close to the Duomo. Every morning, patrons can enjoy a buffet breakfast until 11am with a variety of freshly made juices and smoothies. As for lunch, a selection of both Italian and international cuisine is offered. Besides these, Mio is renowned for its aperitivo time every evening along. There are also authentic after-dinner cocktails available from the bar. And of course, you cannot have your drinks without a snack. The All Day Menu has a wide choice of sandwiches, vegetarian dishes, salads and starters, hot dishes, main courses and desserts.

Roses by Eataly

Roses by Eataly is a culinary experience all over Italy under one roof, specially supporting local producers. The mainly Italian wine list also has a few French bottles. Offering breakfast, brunch, lunch, casual drinks and dinner, Roses is ideal for any time of day. They also serve aperitifs with all the works. During the EXPO Milano 2015, they featured a variety of dishes from numerous parts of Italy. It was a tasting journey from north to south.

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